The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has issued a Marine Notice (No.4 of 2012) to advise that rock placement works will be undertaken offshore at North Beach Rush, North Dublin and the Irish Sea. Operations will commence on 20th January 2012 and will continue for approximately 14 days. The works will be undertaken by the vessel DPFPV Tideway Rollingstone, further details and photos of the vessel are available from marinetraffic.com or on the company’s site.
The vessel will operate on a 24hr basis and will display appropriate day shapes & lights during survey/rock placement operations and will transmit an AIS signal. The vessel (callsign PHYR) will be keeping a listening watch on VHF Channel 16 at all times during the operations. Operations will involve deployment of survey ROV and fall pipe which will restrict the vessel’s ability to manoeuvre.
All vessels, particularly those engaged in fishing, are requested to give the “Tideway Rollingstone”, and her equipment, a wide berth and keep a sharp lookout in the relevant areas
A full copy of the marine notice is available from the Department’s website.
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